Which knives would you pick for WWIII? (If it ever starts)

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Smiling, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    General Cutlery, the last contract for M7 bayonets. Not the hardest to find but uncommon. At one point in time I had examples from every maker.
  2. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy

    Aug 21, 2014
    Agree 100 percent.

    Now. May I have a chainsaw, where the teeth are all Forsaken Battle Mistresses?

    Ww3 mall ninja approved.
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  3. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    It’s the people that consider themselves “right with God” that I fear the most.
    In any event, I would want my Skrama and Alox Farmer.
  4. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Personally I believe that all the sing in peace hold hands type will do their best to help each other, and the armed Patriots
    Thanks for the info.
    One of the coolest things to me about this was that It was sealed in it's packaging by a food packing company, definitely did a great job of keeping it minty fresh.
  5. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    When WWIII happens, I am breaking out the most proscribed item in the arsenal; the time will have finally arrived for a final game of lawn darts.

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  6. CoryMc

    CoryMc Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2016
    9D2EBB26-AB6B-4C20-B3D4-7A32E8CE5BFC.jpeg Coincidentally the same three I chose to carry on Father’s Day.
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  7. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    when an order falls
    another will step in.
    when there is no law
    organise crime will thrive.
    people who own the night
    will own the day.
    there will be no hiding.
    safety is in numbers.
    for or against?
    your continued existence
    can never be taken for granted
    you will have to make harsh decisions
    and try to keep your sanity
    with a balancing act of moral judgment.
    where in extraordinary times
    no one is behaving normally.
    we have to trust our own instincts.
    always persevere to do what is right.
    and hope for a future that is
    not ruined by wrong decisions.
    we are in the end, all answerable
    for our action in one way or another.
    the sword of justice must prevail.
    . :)
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  8. Chronovore

    Chronovore Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    In considering the different scenarios here, consider our current predicament. We didn't know how bad it would be at the outset but it sure had a lot of people panicking. Guns and ammo dried up in a lot of places. People went crazy on toilet paper and canned goods. Then we got lucky. The pandemic wasn't as bad as it could have been. Society could have done a better job but we managed to work together and look out for one another in a lot of places.

    Look, we closed down a significant portion of our economy. Lots of people have been out of work or facing hard times. Now imagine what would have happened if the grocery stores didn't stay open...
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  9. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Gen Cut was a secondary contractor on one of the last production runs.

    You have the proper sheath for that. Don’t let anyone tell you different.

    If you get a chance look at the webbing on the sheath. Some of the last production run have a red thread running down one side.
  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Thanks for the info.
    I knew the m10 was the proper scabbard for an m7 of this era, not sure I have heard about the red thread though.

    Don't remember if it had it, I'll look at some point.
  11. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Wise words. I believe a Stoic said something along similar lines. While we don’t deliberately go looking for trouble, if we aren’t thrust into dark times every now and then, we will never know what we are truly capable of.

    Challenges don’t break a man. They reveal.
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  12. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    If anyone is interested, there’s a book titled “The Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival,” by Selco Begovic, a survivor of the Balkan war. His account of survival and the way things happened puts the kibosh on most apocalyptic survival fantasies.

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  13. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    Heard a lot of those stories since I'm from Balkan :)

    I can say it's true.
  14. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    yes he's updated with the times since.
    his opinions regarding knives are relevant...
    "..choose the higher quality ones (and multi purpose if possible)...In one period of SHTF, most of the knife fights I saw were done with simple kitchen knives, and I assure you those knives did the job bloody good...".
    and further states
    "...What I am trying to say is, do not get yourself to romanticized into a certain type of knife- ... most knives will do the job, with the possible exception of a really cheap one..."
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  15. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    Yes, kitchen knives are with no surprise very effective at killing people. Almost any sharpened piece of metal will do honestly (prison shank).

    But, knife is a very primitive weapon and in WWIII there'd be lots of high tech stuff, so it's rather poor weapon of choice unless you really got nothing else. And like the guy said here, even wounded - the guy you stabbed would still have time to mortally wound you before dying.

    But at the other hand, knife is still a very capable tool for variety of things and that'd be your primary use of it. Simple example: Many knives can stab piece of meat just fine, but will bend or break when it comes to digging, prying or batoning.
    "Right tool for the job" goes to drain when you only have 1 tool. Ideally, you'd have toolbox with you all the time, but in reality that'd be too heawy and too bulky.

    So, primary qualities would be: Lightweight and tough.
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  16. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    you're a survivor :)
    and yeah, a sharpen pry bar atr...
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  17. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Has anyone mentioned the honorable smatchet yet?
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  18. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    fate unknown :)
    but would this do instead ?
  19. Zulus


    May 29, 2020
    You guys missed few very first choices :
    OK, at least kitchen knives was mentioned :^D
  20. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    If The Last of Us taught us anything, it’s that all you need are bricks and bottles lol.
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